Saturday, October 27, 2012

Today Is a Caturday

Hi, everyone!
Today is a Caturday, hehe, just because I dug through my photo archives yesterday and found this picture that was taken in spring. So, let it be Caturday.

It,s getting colder and colder outside, it even snowed last evening, can you believe in that? Snow! As if it were winter. Now I really think that this cat photography season has come to it,s end, which is a pity. It,s too cold for cats to take leisurely strolls and too cold for me to hold a camera, but who knows... Cats are the most unpredictable creatures and I remember I once saw a cat last winter that was sitting right on a snow drift. It would be a gorgeous shot but unfortunately I didn,t have a camera with me. Classic stupid situation!

Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn Mood

Hi, guys,
Long time no see, right?

Fall is in full swing here but it,s been rather warm lately. I,m sad about the fallen leaves but it,s not a bad sadness, it doesn,t make me depressed at all. I even like gloomy rainy days when I can stay at home and drink camomile tea with honey and read good books.
This school term is coming to it,s end and a one week break is approaching, that,s kinda motivating.

I always feel a bit stupid for posting photos like this one... I think it does look very superficial, extremely superficial and pretentious. What do you, guys, think? Are you ok with sharing outfit pictures?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Nadya on Film

If you have ever tried to photograph people, you know how important it is to find a cooperative model. Not the one who isn,t camera shy, that,s not enough. To take a good portrait one has to find a model who can stay natural in front of the camera, which is a rare talent, I must say.
If you are new to portrait photography, then never  start with shy or reserved people. You will have to put an additional effort into making them feel more confident and won,t be able to concentrate on framing fully. The chance of taking an expressive portrait is very little in this case. You see, at least someone has to be good at what he/she is doing: if you are new to photography, finding a good model will be very helpful.
That,s what I didn,t know before my first photoshoot and therefore my first attempts at portrait photography were rather poor. An inexperienced photographer and an inexperienced model make a pretty horrible team together.

However, I,ve been rather lucky with the models lately.

This is Nadya, a girl with an awesome voice and absolutely incredible eyes, and her biggest dream is to become a singer.  She literally radiates happiness and confidence and shares her hopes and goals for the future in such a candid manner that I just can,t help but admire her.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Liza on film

There are some places that always make me desperatly wish I had a camera with me. For sure, our school physics lab belongs to such places and I really can,t account for this but every time I enter it I get utterly inspired and lots of photo shoot ideas start to germinate in my mind, sometimes they are pretty vague but sometimes I know exactly what I want to get. I only realized that a couple of weeks ago. It was a very very boring lesson and suddenly I found myself thinking about how perfectly soft the light from huge windows was. Luckily, I had a chance to stay and take some portraits there last week, otherwise I would have gone crazy.

This is Liza and I have always wanted to photograph her. She is a very clever and determined girl, a true inspiration.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Sea Never Sleeps


Hi, everyone! Long time no see...
It,s just a very quick update as I,m taking a break from doing stupid homework but I,ve done several portrait series recently and will make up for the lack of posts soon, I promise :)

Hope, you are having a nice  week!
Big hugs!